Tuesday, October 28, 2003
largess noun [lar-ZHES; lar-JES; LAR-jes] Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
Definitions for largess
- Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
- Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
- Generosity; liberality.
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Citations for largess
Four years after her marriage she exclaimed giddily over her father-in-law's largess: "He has given Waldorf the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a birthday present!"
The recipients of Johnson's largesse were understandably indifferent to what propelled him.